WESTWOOD HIGHLANDS ASSOCIATION (MINI) MID-WINTER NEWSLETTER 2019
District 7 Supervisor and President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Norman Yee will be our guest at the Westwood Highlands annual dinner, Friday Night, May 3rd.
All Westwood Highlands residents are invited to the Westwood Highlands Association annual dinner, May 3rd, upstairs at the Gold Mirror restaurant, located on 18th and Taraval. Come and hear Supervisor Yee speak about the latest issues facing the city, and those that are particular to our District 7.
As many of you know, The Gold Mirror is an excellent Italian restaurant with great food and service. The menu will include a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and your choice of Chicken Piccata, Poached Salmon, Veal or Eggplant Parmigian, or Spaghetti and Meatballs, and coffee, tea and ice cream. The cost is $50 per person which includes tax and tip, no host bar. The seating is limited since it is the Gold Mirror’s upstairs room. Hope to see you there.
To reserve your seat, please make the check out for $50 per person, to Westwood Highlands Association and mail it to or drop it off at 120 Brentwood Avenue.
THE SOLID STATE OF WESTWOOD HIGHLANDS
The Westwood Highlands Association Board of Directors welcomes all new residents to Westwood Highlands Association (WHA). Now almost 100 years old, WHA still has the look and feel it did when this neighborhood was developed. The WHA board, guided by its constitution and by-laws continues to preserve these qualities. All residents are invited to attend our bi-monthly meetings.
IN-LAW SECONDARY UNITS & SHORT-TERM RENTALS STILL NOT ALLOWED IN WESTWOOD HIGHLANDS
In recent years, two pieces of legislation sponsored by city leaders and the Planning Department have threatened and destroyed much of the single family (R1) housing in San Francisco. One such ordinance allows for the legalization of in-law secondary units, the other allows single-family homes to apply for short-term (under 30 days) rental status such as Air BNB and Home Away. The San Francisco city attorney has confirmed that these pieces of legislation do not apply to neighborhoods like Westwood Highlands whose governing Covenants, Controls, and Restrictions ride with each and every deed and prohibits these uses. Please see the text of this code below. The WHA board will continue to legally enforce these and other restrictions of these CC&Rs.
New Laws for Short-term rentals, SF, 2015
Effective Feb 1 2015, Administrative Code Chapter 41A
The new law does not override any provision in a tenant’s lease that prohibits use of the unit for short-term rental. Chapter 41A specifically “does not confer a right to lease, sublease, or otherwise offer a residential unit for short-term residential use where such use is not otherwise allowed by law, a homeowners association agreement or requirements, any applicable covenant, condition, and restriction
SENATE BILL 50 SEEKS TO ELIMINATE SINGLE FAMILY ZONING STATEWIDE.
Senate Bill 50 (SB50) sponsored by State Senator Scott Wiener seeks to take control of virtually all planning decisions from the SF Planning Department and Planning Commission and eliminate single family zoned districts (including Westwood Highlands) statewide; which includes 97 percent of San Francisco. Of course WHA is strongly against this as, at least, all of the neighborhoods in the West of Twin Peaks Central Council area. Without going into any more detail here, you can read for yourself in the links below which include the legislation itself, a two-page analysis, and an article in the Bay City Beacon.
Westwood Highlands Dues
Although WHA dues of $25 per year are ridiculously low for an incorporated neighborhood, they are mandatory and necessary. Directors are not paid to serve on the board except for a customary small salary paid to the secretary/treasurer. All dues are used only to maintain neighborhood and property values, state fees, insurance, trees, secretary, legal fees, but only as allowed by WHA CC&Rs. If you haven’t sent these dues in yet, please do.
2019 Westwood Highlands Association Board Meetings:
Dates to Remember
Time: 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted)
120 Brentwood Ave.
2019 Meetings: May 21, July 16, Sept 17, and Nov 19
WESTWOOD HIGHLANDS BOARD MEMBERS
____ Dave Bisho President
____ Charley Leach, Vice President
____ Jane Corbett, Secretary
____ Lori Campbell, Treasurer
____ Blue Mudbhary, Parliamentarian
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